Kavazo’s big assorted box is perfect for lovers of salted caramel and chocolate
When a friend posted about a new dessert shop called "Kavazo" and their delightful treats, I knew I had to try some of them out.
Staying indoors seemed like the perfect time to order the big assorted box of Kavazo's delicacies.
They also have a smaller box with fewer desserts, for those of you who want to count calories.
But I would recommend ordering the bigger box with more sweets and go for a run afterwards.
When the assorted big box arrived at my doorstep, I squealed in delight after opening it.
On the golden cardboard base sat ten fine looking desserts, almost like a tray full of jewels. Each of them had different flavours and designs.
They reminded me of the desserts in Masterchef episodes, petite and neatly prepared, and just the right size for one person. I was elated to taste ten at the same time!
They looked exactly like the pictures posted in Kavazo's social media pages, just a tad melted, because they had come all the way from Banani to my house on one of the hottest days in July.
The box contained a dark chocolate tart, a slice of caramel cheesecake, a salted caramel choux, a vanilla choux, a peanut praline tart, a strawberry dome, a coffee choux, a salted caramel brownie, a chocolate choux and a crunchy chocolate caramel tart.
The box can easily be shared by three to four people.
The dark chocolate tart was decorated with a bit of gold foil on top, a cute touch but not very noticeable.
However, the dark chocolate ganache was silky, smooth and the slight bitter note was perfect. The tart shell was delicious, too.
Choux pastries are usually hollow and taste slightly chewy (the ones used in éclair pastries).
The Kavazo choux pastries are round in shape, slightly larger than ping pong balls, and they melt in your mouth like cotton candy. That being said, the pastry creams inside were too subtle in taste.
Other than the coffee cream inside the coffee choux, the vanilla, chocolate and caramel creams were hard to tell apart.
But all of them looked adorable with small chocolate circles stuck on the top.
After biting into the peanut praline tart, I could taste a strong peanut flavour, but it was not that of peanut butter.
It felt as if actual peanuts were incorporated into the tart.
It did not taste amazing, but it was one of the most beautifully decorated pieces in the box.
The salted caramel brownie was disappointing. It was too sweet, almost like a sugar dough with cocoa powder in it. Kavazo really needs to up its brownie game!
The show stoppers were the strawberry dome, the caramel cheesecake and the crunchy chocolate caramel tart.
The dome had a jam centre wrapped with a white chocolate mousse (it tasted like a white chocolate and strawberry combination) and the top had a pink strawberry glaze. It was the perfect balance of sweetness and tartness. A really good summer dessert.
The caramel cheesecake was one of the best I had tasted; the balance of salted, buttery caramel with the creamy, slightly sour cheese was absolutely delicious.
The crunchy chocolate caramel tart was also a delight. True to its name, it was a chocolate-caramel heaven. Maybe a bit too rich, but delicious nevertheless.
On a slightly negative note, the box is perfect only for lovers of salted caramel and chocolate because these are the only flavours that dominate.
I wish I could taste some more fruity or citrusy desserts like the strawberry dome, perhaps something with blueberry, lemon or raspberry in them, or perhaps a rose and pistachio combination - something to break down all that chocolate and caramel.
Price: Tk1,700 (assorted big box), Tk1,000 (assorted small box). Home delivery services are available for extra delivery charge.